we did not feel it was a long way to Nagarkot. Every one of us had an assumption of what our hotel would be like. We passed our journey discussing about our hotel “At the End of the Universe”. Finally, we reached there, roamed around for a bit and went in our respective rooms to freshen up. In a short time, we gathered around, started with a few snacks, few chit chats and few clicks.
On 29th May, DWIT hiking club organized wall climbing, an amazing experience. The venue for the wall climbing was Astrek wall climbing; Thamel. The wall climbing was to be started at 8:00 A.M, however, due to rain in the venue it started 40 minutes late. There were 12 participants to climb the wall which was at least 5 storey’s tall. As all of us were doing it for the first time, we were all filled with mixed emotion of nervousness and excitement.
A short journey that was expected to be memorable, which indeed was memorable, was planned accordingly. From drinks and destination to team building games, all were discussed and set a week earlier. On a rainy Saturday morning at around 11:30am we began our journey from Deerwalk premises.
The weather was perfect, the one hour hike was amusing, the scenery was beautiful and all of that was topped with the sweet taste of victory. What more could we possible ask for? Yet,the night was still young and we were not even warmed up. What followed was great music and everyone were showing their unique moves to the beat. We all enjoyed the night with dancing, dohori, and barbecue around the corner with drinks flowing in. And I absolutely flowed with it – letting it carry me away to a wonderful time.
The trip started innocently enough with everyone arriving in the office. The trip to river bay resort was as fun as anything you could ask for. We had a short break on the way to enjoy some fresh lassi. The bus ride resumed and after a few hours we arrived at our destination of River Bay Rafting and Resort. The moment we set foot on the resort things went south fast and the stage was set for what was to be our ordeal. We hadn’t even reached the reception when all of a sudden there was heavy rain.
we reached destination Om Adhyay Retreat in the evening, when I saw around, I was like ‘WOW’, and the view was mesmerizing. We had to walk for around 10 mins. to reach the resort. Snacks & tea were well served on that cool environment. We then played team building games. Some of us were high either on drinks or atmosphere that it was difficult to explain the game rules and start the play. As time passed outing became more & more interesting. The moon rose and bon fire was set followed by barbecue, music, songs,dance and drinks. I discovered so many talented singers & guitarists in the group, Naren dai sang very soothing songs.
Our much awaited trip started on that day at around noon from Deerwalk complex. Fun started soon from bus itself when enthusiastic mates started to Drink, Dance and play Dohori. Beautiful scenarios on the way to Balthali compelled some of us, nature lovers (like me) to plan for next visit, on short breaks, as the places were just few kilometres away from Kathmandu.
This outing being my first one at Deerwalk, I was specially enthusiastic about it. After a week long excited preparation for the day, on April 30th, we started for Dakshinkali Village Resort from Deerwalk premises picking our friends along the way. Few of our friends from OM chose to cycle to the resort.
Chitlang is a VDC located at Makawanpur district, a part of Narayani zone in mid-hills called Mahabharat range. It is about 22 km far from Kathmandu. Chitlang is preferred for hiking rather than others. Chitlang has a rich newar culture. This village is surrounded by beautiful green forest which consist of more than 160 species of birds and animals. The large green fields are added attraction to Chitlang. There is a big apple garden with more than thousand apple trees. Few cottages have been built where we stayed. Characteristics of the village are its geographical diversity , flora and fauna.
The day of the outing arrived. At the office premises, I could see a lot of happy and excited faces ready for the trip ahead. We left Deerwalk premises at around 9:15 am. Music began playing and everyone was beaming with excitement. The party began in the bus itself, something I hadn’t really anticipated. Everyone started grooving to the music, turning, falling and laughing as the bus took to the twisting road. Midway to Daman, we stopped for a roadside picnic. Everyone was famished by then, so we all devoured the food hungrily.